Sports Medicine Australia’s (SMA) ‘Professional Membership’ is open to professionals across the sports medicine and sports science discipline.

Professional membership with SMA can significantly assist with career progression and advancement in a competitive industry. Aside from accessing a range of outstanding member benefits, SMA’s Professional Membership can help create invaluable, multi-disciplinary networks with other allied health professionals working within the industry. SMA’s research grants, awards at the annual SMA Conference, and Fellowship are reserved for members only. Recognition through SMA’s awards and Fellowship are a prestigious honour and can assist career advancement and recognition in the discipline.

Professional membership encompasses a range of professions including: Physiotherapists, GPs, Sports Doctors, Sports Physicians, Accredited Exercise Physiologists, Exercise Scientists, Sports Scientists, Physiologists, Biomechanists, Sports Dietitians, Sports Psychologists, Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Podiatrists, Physical Activity Academics and Researchers, Public Health Experts, Orthopaedic Surgeons and Teachers (please note: this list is not exhaustive).

Member Benefits

Professional Members can take advantage of a range of benefits including:


To be eligible for Professional Membership, you must:

  • Hold a recognised and approved, three-year (minimum) tertiary degree. Degree must be in a field related to sports medicine/sports science and approved by SMA’s National Board
  • Provide copies of your qualifications
  • Accept SMA’s Code of Ethics
  • Have no criminal convictions
  • Have no ruling or history of action determined to be injurious or prejudicial to the objects or interests of SMA, its members, or anything which may bring SMA into disrepute
  • Uphold the vision, mission and values of Sports Medicine Australia.


The cost of Professional Membership is $250 per year.

Become A Member

Becoming a member is easy via our secure online portal. You can pay via MasterCard or Visa Credit Card. Alternatively, you can choose to have an invoice emailed to you with other payment options.

For further enquiries, please direct your enquiry to or call our Membership team on 1300 711 211.

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